Privacy

European Commission Wants Stiffer Fines for Data Violations

Stiffer sanctions could reach as much as 2 percent of a company’s global annual turnover. continue…

To ‘Daughter Killed in Car Crash’: When Big Data Goes Bad

A debacle with an OfficeMax mailing shows why marketing datasets and analytics tools need filters. continue…

How the Target Breach Could Affect Retail Analytics

Retailers could find their customers more reluctant to part with personal information, degrading analytics over the long term. continue…

Google Glass to Give Insider View of NBA Game

Posted In DataCenter
Kings’ employees were told to shoot Google Glass video of Jan. 24 game, but rules for when employees of other companies can post video are less clear. continue…

Nest CEO: Privacy Changes Will Be Opt-In

Posted In Cloud
Following its acquisition by Google, Nest has become aggressive about stating its privacy controls. continue…

Obama Details NSA Reforms

Posted In Cloud
In a Jan. 17 speech, the President indicated he would act on some recommendations of an independent review panel. continue…

U.S. Took Fight to China in Cyber-Spy War

Posted In DataCenter
New revelations from NSA documents show the U.S. is an effective aggressor in cyber-war. continue…

Is Blackphone the First NSA-Proof Phone?

Posted In Cloud
Silent Circle and Geeksphone are building an Android-based smartphone they say will put privacy first. continue…

Kanye West Kills Coinye West

Posted In Cloud
The virtual currency couldn’t survive the threat of an all-out legal assault. continue…

Google’s Nest Acquisition Raises Data-Privacy Concerns

If Google and other tech giants have demonstrated anything over the past decade, it’s that privacy polices are subject to change. continue…